Published on September 5th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan15
Vegan Hippie Chick Race Car Driver, Oil Worker, Brian Kent & Others To Attend National Drive Electric Week Events
September 5th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan
With over 170 National Drive Electric Week events already planned in 165 cities, this is again a record-large National Drive Electric Week, breaking last year’s record.
From September 12–20, a couple of the many notable ride & drive organizers include an oil-field worker and vegan race car driver. I think you can guess who the latter is, and if you’re a longtime and obsessive CleanTechnica reader, you may remember that I was an initial guest on oil-worker John Gallagher’s podcast. He will be hosting the first National Drive Electric Week event in Oklahoma.
“Vegan hippy chick” race car driver Leilani Münter will be speaking at an event in Los Angeles, where these notables have been invited: Mayor Eric Garcetti, California state Senator Kevin de Leon, director Chris Paine (“Revenge of the Electric Car”), Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune, and actress/environmentalist Alexandra Paul (“Bay Watch”).
In Mead, Washington, an EV rally will climb Mt Spokane — ascending 4,000 feet before enjoying wonderful regenerative braking on the way down.
A National Drive Electric Week in Woodland Hills, California, organized for the second-consecutive year by a high schooler is expected to include actor Ed Begley, Jr., which Plug In America says “has been driving an EV on sunshine by charging it with solar-generated electricity longer than anyone else.”
About that special Hong Kong event — it actually looks like the one I’d most want to attend. It includes “a ‘treasure hunt’ with points awarded for most public chargers used, test-drives given and the like.”
Learn more and search out events in your area on the National Drive Electric Week site.